Mountain biking phenom Mariske Strauss will join the team in January 2012. Coming off a stellar 2011 campaign that saw the nineteen-year-old South African race to top ten finishes on the UCI World Cup circuit and place eighteenth at the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships, Strauss is one of the top upcoming mountain bikers in the world. With a professional road racing background as well, Strauss will help lead Mars Hill’s growing women’s team into the future.
Strauss is the current South African cross country mountain bike champion, has represented South Africa at world championships the last four years, and has held a national title each of the last ten years. In 2012, Strauss will look to add collegiate victories to her resume, even as she continues to race an international calendar with an eye on selection to South Africa’s 2012 Olympic team....
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